From Grandma’s Country Kitchen — Perfect Potato Pancakes

I don’t know about you but I love love love potato pancakes!! With Grandma’s homemade catsup is the best! I apologize for not locating the recipe for the catsup. I could eat these each and every day! Yummy!


4 large potatoes (about 3 pounds)

2 eggs

1/2 cup finely diced onion

1/2 cup flour

1 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon pepper

Salad oil

Maple syrup or applesauce

Peel and shred potatoes; place in a bowl of cold water. Line a colander with cheese cloth or a clean thin dish towel. Drain potatoes into cloth and squeeze out as much moisture as possible. Place potatoes in mixing bowl. Beat eggs; add potatoes along with onion, flour, salt and pepper. Mix well. Heat 1/3 cup salad oil in a skillet until hot. Drop potato mixture 1/4 cup at a time into hot oil, about 3″ apart. Flatten with pancake turner to make a 4″ pancake. Cook pancakes until golden brown, turn and cook other side, about 4 minutes total. Remove to a cookie sheet lined with paper towel to drain. Repeat until all pancakes are cooked. Serve immediately or place in a warm oven until ready to serve. Top with maple syrup or applesauce.

Yield: about 16 pancakes

I like how this recipe says to put pancakes on a towel to drain. That’s funny. We usually ate them straight from the pan. 🙂 This recipe came from a magazine called Reminisce. 

Here is another potato pancake recipe that was my great-grandmother’s.


Grated potatoes (raw)

1 egg for 3 potatoes

Add salt and fry in lard or oil.

There is no flour, no onions, no milk.

Heat oil or lard and fry as you wish.

Have a blessed day!

Laurie Jackson

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